Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A., has started construction on the Lindahl wind farm, which will be Enel’s first project to be built in North Dakota.
The project – which is owned by Lindahl Wind Project LLC, an EGPNA subsidiary – will have a total installed capacity of 150 MW. Once completed, it will be able to generate approximately 625 GWh annually – equivalent to powering more than 50,000 U.S. households, says Enel.
The construction of Lindahl, which is expected to enter into service by 2017, will require an investment of over $220 million – in line with the Enel Group’s current strategic plan. All the power and renewable energy credits will be sold under a bundled, long-term power purchase agreement to Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
Lindahl is the fourth Enel renewable energy project to start construction in the U.S. since the beginning of this year. Others include the 108 MW Drift Sand wind farm in Oklahoma, the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind project in Kansas and the 150 MW Aurora solar project in Minnesota.